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    I've noticed that even some of our most experienced owners have had events where the wrong filler cap was selected for whatever function. I've almost grabbed the water for diesel. The guy next to me with the same boat has small color coded and engraved plastic/phenolic plates glued next to the respective filler caps. I'm curious if anyone has used a different approach for this. I thought of painting but assumed it would not stick well to the chrome surface. I'm looking on having the plastic labels made, but haven't found any place yet that does just one label. I know that one should simply pay attention, but also that stuff happens. Thanks.

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    I purchased several stick on letter/decals in blue then I applied them. Directly about( 3 ") above or below the caps on the side of the boat (0n the Fiberglass). Looks great and yes they do work. This way you or the personal on the dock can read them also. When taking on fuel, water, or getting a pump out.

    From the stearn going forward

    Water, Diesel Fuel, Waste
    1987 3270MY, 135 Hino engines

    2015 Element ( Lime Green) Limited Edition 75 HP Mercury.

    Roger, Lake Saint Clair, Michigan
    Fair Winds & Following Seas

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      #3
      The kiosk in the mall can make up little lamacoid labels for you, to your specifications.

      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/676408=26657-lammy2_010.JPG[/img]

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        #4
        interesting, here in the UK the Boat Safety Scheme states that all filler points must be permanently labelled on the deck fitting, not the cap. without the correct makings your boat will fail, no BSS cert no license, no boating

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          #5
          gretzky wrote:
          interesting, here in the UK the Boat Safety Scheme states that all filler points must be permanently labelled on the deck fitting, not the cap. without the correct makings your boat will fail, no BSS cert no license, no boating
          Our Bayliner has all the deck fitting rings stamped with the proper content, i.e. Not the cap, including waste, water, diesel.
          Started boating 1965
          Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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            gretzky wrote:
            interesting, here in the UK the Boat Safety Scheme states that all filler points must be permanently labelled on the deck fitting, not the cap. without the correct makings your boat will fail, no BSS cert no license, no boating
            As noted by others, they are marked with a basic embossing so they would meet your criteria. So you can verify, but it is basically silver on silver and doesn't standout. You can only 'idiot proof' things so much I know, but I will probably take the extra step.

            Mike: I did not see the tag making business you referenced as the kiosk in the mall. Did I just miss it? Thanks, Dean

            Thanks, Dean

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              #7
              You can also buy colored caps. Blue for water, red for fuel and black for oil or waste. Here is an example but there are many type and manufacturers

              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/676802=26729-filler caps.jpg[/img]

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                #8
                Dave, I hope your memory is better than mine. Lets see blue is water, no waste, uh------

                I have to join the crowd that has screwed up also. But no markings would have saved me. I filled my Sea Ray that was on a trailer.

                Found the cap over my head, removed it, emptied 5 gal of gas then thought about it. Better look.

                Yup, it was the holding tank.

                There was gas in there anyway.

                Doug
                Started boating 1955
                Number of boats owned 32
                Bayliners
                2655
                2755
                2850
                3870 presently owned
                Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                  #9
                  dmcb wrote:
                  Dave, I hope your memory is better than mine. Lets see blue is water, no waste, uh------

                  I have to join the crowd that has screwed up also. But no markings would have saved me. I filled my Sea Ray that was on a trailer.

                  Found the cap over my head, removed it, emptied 5 gal of gas then thought about it. Better look.

                  Yup, it was the holding tank.

                  There was gas in there anyway.

                  Doug
                  LOL Doug they are also marked but you are right sometimes it just does not matter mistakes are made anyways

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                    #10
                    crowder.dr wrote:
                    You can also buy colored caps. Blue for water, red for fuel and black for oil or waste. Here is an example but there are many type and manufacturers

                    http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
                    Didn't know these were available. Thanks, Dean

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                      #11
                      toukow wrote:
                      Didn't know these were available. Thanks, Dean
                      Glad to help

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                        crowder.dr wrote:
                        You can also buy colored caps. Blue for water, red for fuel and black for oil or waste. Here is an example but there are many type and manufacturers

                        http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
                        I found the ones you showed and they reference the Sea-Dog deck fills. Has anyone used this with the Bayliner fill fittings or are these all pretty much interchangeable? After seeing Johnny Vintage's current post on diesel in the water tank, makes me want to make sure I do something along these lines given my new plastic tank. Thanks, DeanÔÇóThese slotted caps fit the 357000-1 or the 357001-1 Sea-Dog deck fills.

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                          #13
                          toukow wrote:
                          I found the ones you showed and they reference the Sea-Dog deck fills. Has anyone used this with the Bayliner fill fittings or are these all pretty much interchangeable? After seeing Johnny Vintage's current post on diesel in the water tank, makes me want to make sure I do something along these lines given my new plastic tank. Thanks, Dean

                          ÔÇóThese slotted caps fit the 357000-1 or the 357001-1 Sea-Dog deck fills.
                          You need to see what manufacturer you have. There are ones for Perko, Sea Dog Etc.

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                            crowder.dr wrote:
                            You can also buy colored caps. Blue for water, red for fuel and black for oil or waste. Here is an example but there are many type and manufacturers

                            http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
                            Looks like green is there for us diesel folks.
                            Started boating 1965
                            Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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                              #15
                              mmichellich wrote:
                              Looks like green is there for us diesel folks.
                              Yep seems like a good visual clue

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